CEOs Need a SEO Strategy

How Can You Make Sure Your Web Site Gets Its Proper Place In Cyberspace?
By Walt Denny

Approximately 16 billion Internet searches are conducted each month. How can you make sure your web site gets its proper place in the front of the pack? It’s all about Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

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Let’s Meet Off-Line

Technology Facilitates But Rarely Improves Communication.

By Thomas J. Roach

Time was when everyone attending a meeting sat in the same room. Then technology made it possible to put people on speakerphones if they were unable to attend in person. Today in many businesses, particularly in corporate offices, most if not all meetings and their participants are on-line.

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MSHA Expands Use of Injunctive Relief

Will Injunctions Become More Commonplace As Enforcement Tools?

By Adele Abrams

Despite press reports in non-mining media to the contrary, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) has always been a strong agency, with many enforcement weapons in its arsenal. In addition to mandating inspections at least twice a year (surface) and quarterly (underground), the 1977 Mine Act also provided MSHA with warrantless search authority, no statute of limitations on violations, personal prosecutorial power under Section 110, and a strict liability framework for adjudication. None of these powers, by comparison, are possessed by MSHA’s sister agency, OSHA.

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Buffalo Crushed Stone Granted Expansion

A state Supreme Court judge ruled that Buffalo Crushed Stone, Cheektowaga, N.Y., has the right to expand its mining operations. It’s a victory for the aggregates producer, but some  town leaders say it’s a loss for Cheektowaga, which is now considering an appeal and a new lawyer.

According to the Buffalo News, Judge Joseph R. Glownia ruled that Buffalo Crushed Stone’s mining rights includes a parcel known as “25D,” which is about 15 to 20 additional acres at the western edge of the mine.

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Hanson Quarry Expansion Proposal Faces Opposition

Residents of Raleigh, N.C., turned out in Raleigh City Council chambers to protest plans for expansion of Hanson Aggregates’ Crabtree Quarry. Hanson would like about 170 acres of land currently zoned as residential to be rezoned industrial so it can continue aggregates operations at the plant.

According to news reports, the expansion would move the quarry closer to established subdivisions and some people who live near the site say it would destroy the environment as well as property values.

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